Teenage dentistry is a condition in which an individual’s oral health has drastically changed. Oftentimes during your teen years, loss of your permanent teeth, known as your wisdom teeth, can grow in. During this time, your mouth may be extra susceptible to dental damage and oral health risks associated with peer pressure. Navigate your teen years well to ensuring that your teeth and gums can provide for you for the rest of your life.
Be aware that peer pressure can have a significantly negative impact on your oral health. Not only can you be pressured into wearing mouth jewelry, but smoking and chewing tobacco, as well as using drugs, can be pushed on you. They can not only cause severe damage to your teeth and gums, but they can also leave you susceptible to several other health risks as well, including cancer.
Another common risk that can cause severe damage to teeth and gums as a teen is due to sports. Contact sports can put your teeth and gums at risk of blunt trauma, so you’ll need to always make sure you’re wearing the appropriate safety gear and equipment including mouth guards and face masks.
Come speak with Prosperity Dental Group to learn which teenage dentistry treatments are right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Anna Royzman and our team at our dental office in West Palm Beach, Florida, please call us at (561) 848-0087.